It's interesting that I have just seen this post. I happened to go back just yesterday to find a couple of article on fish. They are really good - especially the one by the LA Times. This should shut her up:http://www.latimes.com/news/science/...on9dec09.story
Actually, I love the DawnWatch website. If you go there and scroll down the left frame, you will see a link for fish info. Here's the page anyway:http://dawnwatch.com/fish.htm
Here's an important part of that page:
"A 2000 National Academy of Sciences report estimated that 60,000 American women are putting their fetuses "at risk" of brain damage because of the mercury they eat and in Spring 2002, the FDA advised all women of childbearing age not to eat any shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish because of their high mercury content, and to limit consumption of all fish to 12 ounces (about two servings) per week.
A front page story in the San Francisco Chronicle (November 5, 2002) began, "A study of affluent Bay Area residents who were seeking health benefits by eating lots of fish found that they were also loading up on toxic mercury." A letter to the editor of that paper (January 4, 2003) , from the Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control opened with "There is no doubt that mercury is dangerous" and closed with, "Zero mercury is the only suitable goal for California's environment and the health of all Californians. It's just common sense.
The December 9, 2002, issue of Time Magazine included an article headed, "Eating fish is good for hearts. Mercury may be bad. Which matters more?" The article discussed the benefits from omega-3 acids in fish oils and weighed them against the dangers of mercury poisoning. However, we learn from the January 19 Heart Disease Weekly that "People who eat fish with a raised mercury content run a greater risk of coronary heart disease than previously thought" and "that mercury, which is found in certain fish from environmentally contaminated areas, may counteract the health benefits of certain fatty acids that are also present in fish."
Thus, there is little point loading up on fish to help one's heart. Thank heavens for flax seed oil, available at your local health food store. Flax seeds are another superb source of the same vital omega-3 fatty acids, and they come with none of the dangers and none of the cruelty."
I also like this site:http://www.fishinghurts.com/bulldozer.html
So, take a look. You're response, BTW, is perfectly valid, and no matter how logical you appear, she will probably not listen. I would follow Flowers advise about telling her to bug off.